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About MXDC

MXDC Cocina Mexicana by Todd English offers Mexican cuisine with a modern touch. We're located on 14th St, a block from the White House and a short walk from the Washington Monument.
Our bar area is the perfect space for a happy hour with extensive cocktail and tequila menus.
The decor and ambiance makes MXDC the perfect destination for a romantic evening, a family dinner or to host your next private or corporate event.

Created by Todd English, MXDC's menu includes small plates, entrees, and family-style dishes. The menu offers traditional foods from various regions throughout Mexico. Taco options include Pork Belly; beer-battered Mahi Mahi; and Carne Asada. Other favorites include the Seven-Chile Lamb Shank, Tortilla Soup and our open-faced quesadillas.

600 14th St. NW
Washington, DC 20005
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
Friday: 11:30am - 12am
Saturday: 12:00pm -12:00am

Cross Street:
14th Street midway between F & G Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 393-1900

Website:
http://www.mxdcrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Private catering is available, please use our Events Contact form or email nichole@mxdcrestaurant.com to inquire about catered events!

Parking Details:
Due to Washington, DC parking regulations, Valet services are available after 7pm Thursday-Friday and after 5pm Saturdays for $10. Street parking & garage parking are available in close proximity to the restaurant. We validate parking for PMI Located on G Street between 13th and 14th street after 4pm for $7.

Public Transit:
Metro Center

Executive Chef:
Todd English

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Several private and semi private options including buyouts of the entire facility. Please fill out our Events Contact form or email nichole@mxdcrestaurant.com for more information.

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Private Dining

MXDC Cocina Mexicana by Todd English is ideal for private events, offering a fresh perspective on traditional Mexican cuisine elevated by high-end ingredients. Treat your guests to an evening to remember with small plates, family-style dishes, and a strong tequila program.

MXDC Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Happy Hour (24)
Good for a Date (23)
Fit for Foodies (21)
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Creative Cuisine (19)
Hot Spot (17)
Casual (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Tapas (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Fun (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Special Occasion (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Spicy (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Romantic (9)
Authentic (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Late-night Find (7)
People Watching (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Business Meals (4)
Cozy (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Healthy (2)
Great Beer (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Seasonal (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

What a nice surprise. I have been walking by this restaurant for three years and never went in. The lunch menu was just the right size: not too many choices, not too few either. I ordered three different tacos for ($12) . Each was delicious and nuanced. The waiter was very friendly, efficient but not overbearing. Unfortunately, we did not try any of the alcohol offerings.

My only complaint is the incredibly high noise level. Our "table neighbors" were the first to complain about it and THEY were the loudest! Only because of that, I will hesitate to return... or arrive at around 1:30 p.m.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Servers were all very friendly. We lucked out with a booth in the corner or it would have been difficult to have a conversation. Loud. The food was tasty, decent selection. We had the octopus ceviche which was way more onion than octopus, but still delicious. I had two white sangrias which would normally knock me off my feet. I didn't really taste the wine at all...

Tags: Healthy, Casual
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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was great, very friendly service. Overall a thumbs up!

Tags: Special Occasion, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

The food was great. We had paella for two. Very tasty, not too spicy, plentiful serving with lots of food leftover. The only drawback was that it was so noisy that my date and I had difficulty hearing each other. Not at all suitable for a quiet, intimate date but but great for a quick bite on the way to National theater. Very tasty food and very good service...very little wait for the food. All in all, a good time that we will repeat in the future!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite
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 (Columbus)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was great but the service was slow. Took 20 minutes from the time we ordered our appetizer to have our meal order taken. Food took long to be delivered as well.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent as always!, I would only suggest that it would be good when you have carne asada to have a salad instead of just corn to balance the meat.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined 6 days ago

Really enjoyed our dinner here. Came for a 7:30 reservation and was immediately seated at a table for 2. Enjoyed the margarita list (get the habanero one)!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 6 days ago

This meal was a let down. I've gone before and always had the tacos, which I remembered being very good. This time I tried the enchiladas and they brought the wrong dish to start (though quickly swapped), my food was only luke-warm, and quite mediocre. Given the prices, I expect some combination of better quality or larger serving. It's also too loud to have a business meal with more than 2 people.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Nice place tasty food albeit small menu. Our server was bad- seemed annoyed and never stopped back after our order was taken, so no water repoured, never asked if we wanted 2nd drinks(we did), never asked about food-

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

MX DC had our reservation ready and we enjoyed a vary good meal with drinks and wine. The food was very good.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Excellent dinner and the paella was loaded with different meats. Good job on the Brussel sprouts as well.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2017

MXDC is always an amazing experience. This is one of my go to restaurants in DC; no matter why quadrant I'm in. Cheers.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Bar area is small, but nice. Overall good food. Somewhat disappointed with the quality - expected an A+ experience in terms of taste,etc. (note, my parents are Mexican and I have traveled throughout Mexico a lot...so I know Mexican food well). It wasn't bad - but wasn't as good as I expected from a higher end restaurant.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was mediocre to good but service was subpar. After delivering the food no one came by again until we were ready for the check. No one asked us if we needed anything (I would have liked some hot sauce) and no one asked us how the food was. When we left, we passed by four employees who appeared to be immersed in their own conversation, none of whom said anything to us as we exited. Nice sophisticated atmosphere with subpar service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This was my 3rd time here but it was the 1st time for my friend here is what she said - I liked everything. Great service, good food, and good drinks.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Pre theater dinner with friends. Our waiter made several suggestions on our menu selections. We enjoyed!!! The chorizo guacamole was amazing!!! Definitely plan to return!!!

Tags: Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Was looking for a Mexican spot near our hotel. Perfect spot. I would love to recommend this to everyone.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great spot for dinner before a show at National Theatre. Good food, friendly service, great location.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Tapas, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Had a nice evening dinner with family on a saturday night. Not to busy which was great. Food and drinks were on point, service was good as well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We selected to come here before an evening at the Warner Theater and we are so glad that we did. The portions of food were perfect as you never want to be stuffed before sitting in a show for 2 hours. We had a couple of drinks, split and appetizer ( shrimp ceviche) and each had a main course. We were both very impressed with the meal and though full were not uncomfortably so. The hand made tortillas were like air....very light. All in all a delightful evening for a very reasonable price.

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great service at the bar!! Recommendations for dinner were right on point.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Fabulous service that was able to accommodate some various last minute requests.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Very lively place. Great service and great food!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Way. Too. LOUD! Hubby and I were at a small table and we couldn't hear each other without literally shouting. Place was busy, and I felt very much just like a number at a table; waiter seated me then never returned to see if I wanted to order an appetizer while I waited. With the numbers of people it was impossible to flag him down.

Tags: Spicy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very noisy, tacos were great

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Disappointingly somewhat dumbed-down Mexican food, rushed service, crowded tables, noisy room, but a very good margarita. The wine was also good, but a very small pour for $9. We had three different tacos: the mahi mahi was excellent, the chicken was meh, and the carne asada was lousy. The quesadilla was good, although, served on a single tortilla, it was more like a pizza than a quesadilla.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Lobster guacamole was amazing, but then the tacos were even better! I definitely recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a modern and delicious Mexican restaurant.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very good food and reasonably priced for a restaurant in downtown DC.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The restaurant is very loud and you are seated on top of each other. Our table was half in the wait station. I could actually see the numeric password each server was in putting into their computer system to enter orders. The food was good but expensive for what you get. We started with the guacamole and it was sort of bland and we got maybe 3/4 of a cup of it for $11. The blackberry margarita was awesome but again expensive. If you plan to drink more then 2 between you and other person you are with, just buy a pitcher. The pitcher is expensive but you get around 5.5 margaritas out of it and it's slightly cheaper then paying $12-$14 per drink. Overall I would not go back for a meal but possibly for a margarita as that was the best part. The service was pretty slow as far as taking our orders but she was very nice. The thing that got me was when asked which item between 2 she would recommend she said I don't know I've never tried either. I guess I believe the wait staff should at least have tried most dishes so they can offer some perspective.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The food was not bad. It was not good, but it was not bad. The service was competent, but joyless, rushed and disinterested. Felt like a Todd English Incorporated production. Sort of appeared creative, but it wasn't. At least the prices were very reasonable.

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Thanks for handling 15 for my birthday dinner, pre-show! Everything was amazing. Great service.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Met a friend for dinner at MXDC before a show at National Theatre. Overall experience at the restaurant was great. Food was a little pricey for the portion sizes, but great for small bites without leaving feeling too heavy.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 31, 2017

After trying multiple upscale Mexican cuisine restaurants, I am happy to share the hunt for the best is over. Excellent - especially happy hour.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great service. Food was very good - portions were just right. Would definitely go back.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The freshness was so apparent from the 1st bite. Service was outstanding as well.
We were visiting the DC area & MXDC came highly recommended.
Outstanding experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

This was our third visit here, and it's gone downhill. My food was mediocre and not particularly warm. Service started out good but abruptly deteriorated as soon as the meal arrived. And, after that, there was some shenanigans with the bill which included a service charged automatically added and computed on top of tax (who does that), plus an inflation of the number of members in our party (count the heads and entrees, guys). Got to be better fake Mexican places to go and we're going to find them now.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We were able to get a table for 5 on short notice, and enjoyed a great meal with our kids.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

the are tacos terrible. Don't go here if your craving some mexican food. just go to chipotle.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Overall, very good experience. Food was very tasty, service friendly and efficient. Would reccommend, and go back.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Lobster, crab and shrimp quesadillas were amazing. So were the mushroom and corn truffle tacos. The Paloma was made with in-house grapefruit soda which gave it a super fresh taste. We were really excited to share the vegetarian Chile relleno but we’d skip it next time. Ambiance is very loud so it’d be great for happy hour and big groups.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour
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